Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Interview with Art at Snow

Our raffle is just a few days away. Have you bought your raffle ticket yet? Today we interviewed one of our lovely artists who donated a piece to support Bluebottle and keep us going!

What is your name and where are you located?

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung. Vancouver, Canada.

How does where you live influence you as an artist?

Vancouver is an international centre for conceptual art. While I went through conceptual training, and learnt a great deal from it, I have realized that it doesn't come naturally to me. Vancouver is now slowly accepting manga-influenced art. I believe that artists should create what they are truly passionate for. I am very passionate for cute and dark drawings.

Did you attend art school? How do you think that affects your art?

Yes, I attended the Fine Art Programme at the University of British Columbia. I really appreciated the programme as it trained me conceptually and developed my thinking ability. Fine Art has encouraged me to investigate meanings, whereas some other creative fields focus on the visual relationship between a message and an audience.

How long does each piece take?

It varies. Some pieces are done in less than four hours. The last piece I did for a group show "Textbook History" in Portland, Oregon took 20 hours. Some take even longer.

What is your dream project?

I would like to build a cute castle.

What are you reading?

I am just finishing The $ 12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson. It's been recommended by an artist colleague. With no exaggeration, it's one of the most thrilling and informative book on the contemporary art world today. Highly recommending the book to anyone who enjoys reading.

What are you looking forward to this fall?

Making a lot of art.

For a chance to win one of Michelle's prints get a raffle ticket here

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